BENEFITING: LAZAREX CANCER FOUNDATION
EVENT DATE: Apr 24, 2016
This event combines, for me, two very important passions of my life: long distance running and helping people diagnosed with cancer. When I was diagnosed with melanoma 6 years ago, I was lucky enough to be living 30 minutes away from two of the top medical schools in the country and have access to superb medical care. However, for many people living in this country, they do not have the resources to get the life saving care they need. Being diagnosed with a life-threatening illness is a scary, anxiety ridden, and stressful event in and of itself, and the finances of how to pay for treatment should not be an additional concern in this time of uncertainty. The Lazarex Cancer Foundation improves the outcome of cancer care by removing the major barriers to clinical trials for patients.
No donation is too small for this great goal! Thank you for your support in helping achieve my goals!
How are the donations you collect put to use?
Each month Lazarex Patients get a check so that they can access life-saving treatment. Patients with advanced-stage cancer often cannot pursue clinical trial treatments because of the financial costs to get to the research site and the strain of being away from their family’s support. These are treatments that could potentially extend a patient’s life and lead to cures for many others. Lazarex Cancer Foundation matches cancer patients with the right medical studies anywhere in the United States and helps pay for the cost of their participation including airfare, hotel and diagnostics. No other foundation helps patients and families affected by cancer in such a direct way. You can learn more about Lazarex at www.lazarex.org.
In 2015 alone, Lazarex provided financial support to over 400 patients with advanced-stage cancer. To date, Lazarex patients have cumulatively lived an additional 507 years through their participation in clinical trials AFTER they were told that there were no other options.